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The Zenith Escape — a short musical TYA

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in Award Winners, Child/Youth Audiences, Family Audiences, Latest, Musicals, New Releases, Women Playwrights/Composers

by David Crespy Music and Lyrics by Meg Phillips Crespy (Perfect for TYA companies with Professional, Amateur, College/University or High School aged actors.) In this madcap interactive children’s musical comedy, Hank & Cici Hunter are two kids sucked into the mysterious land beyond the TV screen: Zenith! Unless they save their Mom from the evil game show host, Neato Keen and his henchmen, the Couch Potatoes, they’ll be turned into couch potatoes themselves! Many opportunities for the audience to be coached into the action onstage through Creative Drama techniques. PLAY DETAILS Either 6 actors: 2m, 2f, 2either OR 7 actors: 2m, 2f, 3either HANK HUNTER — overweight ten-year-old boy CICI HUNTER — his sister, bespectacled and undernourished eleven-year-old girl MOM — their mother COUCH POTATO 1– a Creature of Zenith COUCH POTATO 2– a Creature of Zenith NEATO KEEN —...

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The Ransom Note (or Sweet Katy’s Peril) — A Melodrama of Unusual Mirth

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 in Child/Youth Audiences, Coming Soon, Musicals, Women Playwrights/Composers

by Sheila Lynch Rinear  with Musical Arrangements of well-known songs by Aimee Beliveau Flores (Perfect for Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools and many youth theatre groups.) This show is great for fun-get-everyone-involved-fund-raisers, as well as for schools and youth groups. Want some silliness that doesn’t mean anything and goes nowhere but no one cares because they’re having too much fun? Then you have the idea of THE RANSOM NOTE. The typical melodrama characters are present in the story of money to be stolen by the Villain, a Heroine to be kidnapped, and a Hero to be educated. There are orphans, and animals, and fathers who come to the rescue. There are old time songs to be sung, talent to be auditioned, and Villains to be thwarted. It s a smile-a-minute, laugh-out-loud evening of frivolous merrymaking...

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The Political Tinker — The Holberg Acting Edition

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Classics, Coming Soon

by Ludvig Holberg Adapted and Translated by Jerry Argetsinger and Sven Rossel  (For production by Professional, Amateur and Educational theatre groups.) The city council in Hamburg, Germany has been at odds with many of its citizens over several important issues. Herman von Bremen, a master pewterer, has established his own “political college” and is an outspoken voice against the local government.  Two of the elected city officials discuss the ridiculousness of Bremen and his naive political notions and agree to play a joke on him.  They convince him that the City Council has chosen him Mayor due to the ideas advocated by his notorious group. A series of comic situations demonstrate Bremen’s inability to conduct himself appropriately either politically or socially as mayor. His frustration is increased by the mounting attention he must also give his daughter with her...

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The Saga of Sasquatch C’lone — A Modern Miracle Medicine Show

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Premiere Musicals

(or The Battle of the Bottles) A New Fangled Old Fashioned Miracle Medicine Show Book by Jon Robert Howe Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry Written for Jedediah’s Outdoor Chuckwagon and Show for their 1985 Summer Show. It’s a spoof of the old-tyme medicine shows, updated to the Age of Television, with all the anachronisms and in-jokes of the genre, poking fun at itself and everything else that comes within its gunsights! PLAY DETAILS: CAST: 3M 4W THE HOLIDAY TROUPE DOC HOLIDAY — an affable middle aged showman after the order of P. T. Barnum, but with a heart of gold. He is portly, a bit on the con-man side of scholarly, and a gentleman with the ladies. He has a good sense of humor and a keen eye for what pleases a crowd. He has made his...

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Frank’N Styne — The New Halloween Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Child/Youth Audiences, Classics, Musicals

BOOK and LYRICS by Larry Hillhouse MUSIC by C. Michael Perry (TYA) (For production by College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Church Groups, Youth Theatres) A hilarious send-up of the Frankenstein story as the great grandson of the original comes to Castle Styne as heir to the mysteries of his predecessors. The score contains gems like the maids singing “Castles Are So Hard To Dust”, the new monster sings “It’s Alive” as he imitates Elvis, Egor sings about “Goin’ Choppin’” as he prepares to shop for body parts, and the list goes on. It’s perfect for Halloween. Franklin Kenneth Styne inherits an old castle from a distant relative (Frankie N. Styne). Upon arriving, he finds that he also inherited a Styne Castle staff, consisting of a hunchback experimenter who converses with a portrait, a cook,...

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How The West Was Done — The Musical

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Musicals

Book by ELIZABETH HANSEN & ELAINE HANSEN Lyrics by ELIZABETH HANSEN & C. MICHAEL PERRY Music and arrangements by C. MICHAEL PERRY (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools,  Church Groups, Youth Theatres) HOW THE WEST WAS DONE is fast paced, toe tapping’, rip roarin’ “Western” show full of authentic American music and original songs that will both delight the heart as well as tug at its strings. The story, I hear’d tell, is like this: COOKIE, a right likable “swedish meat-ball” of a chuck wagon cook, has sent fer a mail-order bride. He shows up at a remote way-station to wait fer the stage coach when who should he find? A handful of our fav-o-rite Western types: LUCKY, the Gambler; CURLEY, the true-blue Cowboy; and SHERIFF, the…well…Sheriff. Well, sir, after talkin’ and singin’ a...

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Where Is Jill? — A Musical for Children

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Child/Youth Audiences, Premiere Musicals

A multi-media musical for children by Shirlee Shields Music by C. Michael Perry (TYA) (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups, High Schools, Middle Schools/Junior High Schools, Elementary Schools, Church Groups, Children’s Theatres/Youth Theatres) Jack cannot find Jill to make their usual daily trip up the hill to fetch a pail of water. He seeks the help of his friends in Nursery Rhyme Land to search for her. The news of Jill’s disappearance is picked up by national TV and soon becomes the concern of the President of the United States and the United Nations. The United Nations unanimously votes to send Jack around the world to search for his missing Jill. Cow, however, has the clue, but doesn’t know what to do and sings her dilemma. Meanwhile, astronauts are being launched for a moon landing as...

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